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The purpose of this self-study, educational module is to ensure your knowledge of the fundamentals of a workplace, OSHA compliant, first-aid program
Understand the current OSHA fundamentals of a workplace first-aid program.
Ensure your understanding of how to identify issues that require first-aid until emergency medical services arrive
Know where to complete adequate first-aid training to render first-aid in the absence of a clinic or hospital including
Employers are required by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standard 29 CFR 1910.151 to have a person or persons adequately trained to render first-aid for worksites that are not in near proximity to an infirmary, clinic, or hospital. OSHA anticipates that the first-aid program for a particular workplace will be designed to reflect the known and anticipated risks of the specific work environment. This learning module ensures that you are familiar with OSHA compliance and current American Red Cross First Aid Guidelines.
A workplace first-aid program is based on identification and assessment of workplace risks that have potential to cause worker injury or illness. Your workplace first-aid program:
Wants to minimize outcome of accidents or exposures
Complies with OSHA requirements relating to first aid
Includes sufficient quantities of appropriate and readily accessible first-aid supplies and first-aid equipment
Assigns and trains first-aid providers with: First-aid training suitable to the your specific workplace; periodic refresher courses on first-aid skills and knowledge; and is current with American Red Cross guidelines for first-aid.
AEDs are now widely available, safe, effective, portable, and easy to use. AEDs are:
Critical and necessary treatment for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) caused by ventricular fibrillation.
Can help a person survive if used within three to four minutes after sudden cardiac arrest
CPR is valuable to support circulation and ventilation of victim until an electric shock delivered by an AED can restore the fibrillating heart to normal.
All worksites are potential candidates for AED programs.
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